June 27, 2012 15:48

Snow Patrol scrap new album sessions

Singer reveals he has scrapped material for the band's seventh album and written a new collection of songs

Snow Patrol scrap new album sessions

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Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody has revealed that he scrapped material for the band's seventh studio album and has come up with a new collection of songs.

Speaking about the follow-up to 2011's 'Fallen Empires', Lightbody says he has overcome a bout of writer's block and has replaced the previously written tracks with new "mind-boggling" material. He said:

We recorded a second album during the 'Fallen Empires' session. But we've scrapped that one now. The songs I've been writing recently are light years away from anything I've ever done. It's mind-boggling stuff.

Speaking about the release of 'Fallen Empires', Lightbody said: "[It] seems to be doing really well in Europe, which is great. To be honest though, it hasn't done as well in America as we'd hoped, but then again, it hasn't been disastrous."

He added: "I won't be happy though until we're huge in America, in fact, until we're huge all round the world. I'm never satisfied with what I've been given. I'm greatly honoured and blessed with everything we have, but I want to be playing in huge stadiums around the world. I'm always striving to make the best album. I don't want to settle for anything less."

The singer also confirmed that the band would be working with a range of producers on the forthcoming record, as well as their regular studio man Jacknife Lee. "We'll be working with Jacknife again, he'll always be in the Snow Patrol camp, but he has suggested we try a few other producers as well," he said.

Snow Patrol are playing at this year's T In The Park, which is taking place July 6-8 in Balado Park, Kinross. To check the availability of T In The Park 2012 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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